Definition of stable boy in US English:

stable boy


  • A boy or man employed in a stable.

    • ‘I gave the reins to the stable boy who stood there, his clothes torn and his dirty face red from the cold.’
    • ‘He turned around to take his horse down to the stables only to accidentally run into the stable boy, who had come to take his horse for him.’
    • ‘Affectionately stroking her mount's spotless flank, Princess Anastasia skilfully settled herself into the saddle, as the stable boys made way for her.’
    • ‘Upon entering the stables, I wasn't surprised to see the stable boy sleeping as well.’
    • ‘Above the stables was the shared dormitory of all the stable boys.’
    • ‘‘Here is where your horses will be stabled, sirs,’ the stable boy said, opening the pen with a bow.’
    • ‘He nodded to the stable boy and walked past Milana and out of the stables to Lione who had been waiting for him at the nearest entrance into the castle.’
    • ‘Krista looked back towards the stable and saw the stable boy sweeping and tripping over himself.’
    • ‘One of you go and fetch the stable boy to put these horses in the stables, please.’
    • ‘She clicked Bolt out of the stable and almost made it before Donald, the stable boy caught her.’
    • ‘Once they reached the royal stables, they dismounted their exhausted horses to confused stable boys and ran as quickly as they could into Elizabeth's chamber.’
    • ‘There, occupying the stable was a gentleman who was speaking to a stable boy in a hushed tone.’
    • ‘They hurried Down the hall and through the great entrance over to the Royal Stables where two stable boys had their horses ready.’
    • ‘Her father helped her to the stable, where the stable boy hitched up the carriage and they drove off.’
    • ‘Within twenty minutes the group stepped into the outskirts and they dismounted, leaving their rides with a stable boy eager for extra cash.’
    • ‘From that day on, he lived with the Ashfords, tending the stables as a stable boy until he worked his way up to the master he was presently.’
    • ‘No one paid her any mind as she made her way to the stable, looking for a particular stable boy.’
    • ‘They walked their horses back to the stables and then handed them off to the stable boys.’
    • ‘In the stable, the lone stable boy was more prudent than his colleague outside.’
    • ‘Other grooms and stable boys began wandering in, getting feed for their horses, grooming, cleaning saddles and bridles, and doing other chores.’
    stable hand, stableman, stable lad, stable girl
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stable boy

/ˈstābəl ˌboi//ˈsteɪbəl ˌbɔɪ/